Dunnydeer Hill Race

Due to ongoing COVID restrictions there will be no Dunnydeer Hill race for 2021. However we are instead going to hold a virtual race around a slightly different course.

The virtual ITRC Dunnydeer dash will help raise money for Friends of Insch hospital and community health care services as we (ITRC) haven’t had a chance to run the usual hill race to fundraise since 2019. Instead of an entry fee we ask that anyone completing the virtual race please make a donation to the following link: Virtual Dunnydeer Dash

The amended route avoids the coo’s and gives you double the Dunnydeer fun! So run it. Save a selfie, donate to the page and have fun! An easy 7km…. honest! The route: There is a Strava segment (ITRC Insch Hospital Dunnydeer loop) which will be used to track those taking part or alternatively send us your loop and don’t forget a selfie tag for us on Instagram (insch_trail_runners)! Start and finish at the bridge that crosses the Shevock behind Insch hospital. Then follow the normal hill race route to Dunnydeer by going up Rannes St, then Charles Street and left onto Western Road. Then once at Dunnydeer head straight up from the carpark, through the kissing gate, over the top and down the other side. Through the gate and continue on the race route bearing right, the trail heads down towards the road but look for the left track about half way down. Continue to the gate at the normal road crossing. Elbow (covid friendly) the gate then turn around and follow the trail back up with the fence to your right. Back through the gate and up Dunnydeer again. As you come back down take care to turn right at the kissing gate and take the longer loop back to the carpark and retrace your steps back to the hospital bridge.

Family/Junior/shorter version: Run, walk, crawl the loop starting and finishing at the dunnydeer carpark. It has a segment too!!!! Good luck and remember to tag ITRC on social media! You have till September 1st to complete the route and there are no limits to how many attempts you do! Go run/walk it every day is you wish! Prizes will be allocated! Insch trail running club #ITRC #virtualdunnydeerdash

BA Cross Country

2019 RESULTS – 2019 ba cross country results


Behind BA Country Stores, Broomhill Farm, Westhill, AB32 7DA

Parking can now be made at BA Stores car park.

See details below or download PDF:

2020 Routes Final

BA XC – New Event Flyer

Start your 2020 off with a great local XC race, combining grass, hills, trails, mud and water (exactly what you expect from XC).  Organised by Insch Trail Runners and JSK RC!

This year we have increased the race schedule so there are now options for everyone from U11 Boys and Girls up to Veteran Men and Woman.  To avoid delays on race day pre-entry would be appreciated via Entry Central on the following link.


Entry on the day will also be available with forms to be completed at registration.  On the day Entry opens at 10.30am.

Race Schedule:

Race Distance Start Time Entry Fee
Boys and Girls Try-A-Trail <1 mile 11.30am £2.00
Senior Men and Women 3 mile 11.45am £10 (£12 non SAL)
Students 3 mile 11.45am £5 (£7 non SAL)
U15 boys, U17 Men and Women 3 mile 11.45am £2.00
U11 Girls 1 mile 12.30pm £2.00
U11 Boys 1 mile 12.45pm £2.00
U13 Girls and Boys, U15 Girls 2 mile 1.00pm £2.00
Senior Men and Women 6 mile 1.30pm £10 (£12 non SAL)
Students 6 mile 1.30pm £5 (£7 non SAL)

Tap O’Noth Hill Race

Although the Rhynie Gala is not going ahead this year the Tap O’Noth Hill Race will still be on!  Race to be held on Sunday the 22nd August 2021.

Pre-entry for the main race can be made online through the link below and there will be NO entries accepted on the day.  So please ensure you pre-register.  Please note that pre-entry does not cover payment so no financial loss if you enter but cant make the race.

Webscorer – Tap O’Noth

Entry will be £5 for the main race with all proceeds still going towards the Rhynie Gala committee.  Registration for payment and number collection will open at 12.15pm and will close at 1.15pm.  The race will commence at 1.30pm. 

The race will start at the playing fields in the centre of Rhynie.  Ample parking can be found on the streets around Rhynie with only a short walk to the start/registration.

UPDATE:  Unfortunately we cannot get access through one of the fields for the new route this year so will be running the old route again.  But hopefully we will look to plan for the new route next year once the gala is back on.

The old route heads out along the road for 800m before heading right through the fields and then up through the heather to the trig point at the top.  Route will be marked accordingly and marshals at various points. Follow the same route back down however just as you get into Rhynie you take a right (then a left shortly after) and come into the playing fields form the opposite side.  

This route is 7.5km in length with approx.  390m of ascent. 

Tap O noth Map

Usual prizes will be handed out for top 3 plus age categories. Thanks to Tap Forest Garden Farm and Harrier Trail Running for helping provide some of the prizes.

TON Farm Harrier